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I recently replaced my dryer belt and then my dryer wouldnt heat up. Then I replaced the heating element and

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:34 PM
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Default My dryer wont heat up
Model Number: LEQ8858JQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I recently replaced my dryer belt and then my dryer wouldnt heat up. Then I replaced the heating element and thermostat and it heated up a couple of times and now its back to not heating up again.


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Old 03-12-2009, 05:04 AM
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The first thing I would do is check the power coming into the back of the dryer where the plug goes in. Also flip the breaker off and on a few times. Just because the dryer runs, does not mean all the power is coming to it. Voltage flows through the path of least resistance, and the motor has less resistance then the element. If the element, and the thermostat have been replaced, and the power is good, then it would most likely be the thermal fuse, that is mounted up top on the left hand side of where you replaced the heating element. Tom ********************************************
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How do you get to the heating element, and Thermal fuse. The sides and back are one piece screwed to the bottom.Power on both legs.
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Take the 2 screws that hold on the bottom panel, and then in the back on the bottom left hand side is the element assembly. Take the two 5/16th screws out on each side of the heater assembly, and check it out. Tom
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